Gladiator News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School~ Northside ISD

February 25- March 1, 2019


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2 Word Character Development

Our two words for this week are: SO WHAT?

One of the hardest things we can do as parents is to watch our kids go through hard times. To watch them struggle with setbacks. Whether it’s an injury or a test grade or a loss, our kids are going to face struggles.

Once we understand how to live with a “So what?” mindset, we can help move our

kids through their setbacks. We’re not telling them that what they’re going through

isn’t hard, or doesn’t hurt. Like that old saying goes, “puppy love still feels like love

to a puppy.” It just means that we know they’ll get through it, and we’re there to walk

through it with them.

As parents, our job is to provide perspective. The best way to protect our kids is not

to shield them, but to teach them how to navigate rough waters. It’s a fine balance

between, “I want to protect you and be here for you,” and “I want to provide you with

a new perspective.” They’re not the first, nor will they be the last, to deal with what

they’re dealing with. It’s likely not as bad our kids think it is.

There will be another test for them to take. The injury will ultimately heal. There will be other girlfriends or boyfriends. We’re not making light of their issues, but we’re helping them see

the bigger picture. That life is about more than their circumstances.

Article: How to help teenage girls reframe anxiety and strengthen resilience

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 25

Tuesday, February 26

Math Club C122 7:50-8:20

Robotics C232 3:45-4:30

Chess Club 3:45-4:45 Library

Beyblade Club C140 3:50-4:20

Anime Club C213 3:50-4:30

Garden Club 4:00-5:00

Intramurals 3:45-5:30 PM

AVID Parent Night 6:00-7:00 PM

Track Meet Boys at Marshall, Girls at Clark

Wednesday, February 27

Dungeons & Dragons Club Library 3:45-4:30

Coding Club 3:50-4:50 C209

Thursday, February 28

Math Club C122 7:50-8:20

Science Bowl C212 3:50-4:50

Intramurals 3:45-5:30 PM

Friday, March 1

Creative Writing Club C223 3:50-4:30
Campus Calendar

Click here for the Garcia campus calendar of events

8th Grade Important Dates

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